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My Martha Party

Your wedding isn't the only party you need to plan right now. Here, we share our best ideas and advice for every pre-nuptial event. From the engagement party to the bridal shower, get all the inspiration you'll need for every celebration between "Yes" and "I do."

Plan Your Seasonal Fête

Season's greetings from the Martha Stewart Weddings team. Throw a winter or spring affair to remember with the help of these tips.

 

36 Winter Party Ideas for a Cozy, Festive Fête

 

Tips for Throwing the Ultimate Winter Bridal Shower

 

How to Throw the Prettiest Spring Bridal Shower

 

Spring Flower Ideas from the Industry's Best Florists

Engagement Parties 101

It's officially proposal season. Understand the ins and outs of engagement parties—from the guest list rules to your party must-haves.

 

Who Attends an Engagement Party?

 

Do You Have to Send Engagement Party Invitations?

 

What's the Deal with Engagement Party Gifting?

 

Learn More About Engagement Party Etiquette

 

Your Engagement Party Checklist

Inspiration Time

Got the gist of engagement parties? Now comes the fun part—planning the details. Decide where to host your soirée, then figure out what you want it to look like. We've even provided an example to help get the ideas flowing.

 

Perfect Places to Throw Your Engagement Party

 

Personality-Based Themes for Your Engagement Party

 

A French-Inspired Engagement Party in Los Angeles

Bridal Shower Bound

For brides further along in the process, the next event is the bridal shower. Read all about the proper protocol, then see some of our favorite ideas for themes, games, and décor.

 

The Etiquette of Bridal Showers

 

Your Ultimate Checklist for Throwing a Bridal Shower

 

The Prettiest Bridal Shower Centerpieces

 

37 Unique Bridal Shower Themes

 

Bridal Shower Games That Are Actually Fun to Play

Not Your Average Bachelorette

Time for the bachelorette party? Rethink what the get-together can be with these modern ideas and etiquette tips for celebrating the future bride.

 

The Etiquette of Bachelorette Parties

 

Creative Ideas for Bachelorette Party Decorations

 

12 New Spins on Bachelorette Party Themes